Wednesday, November 19, 2008

6 RAndOm THingS AboUt mE

I have writer's block tonight. I think the 40 something degree weather is freezing my brain. So I think tonight is finally a good night to sit down and fulfill a tag I received 3 weeks ago.

1. I met my husband on the internet at No, I was not a desperate Russian female looking for U.S. citizenship. Just a desperate Mormon looking for a mate to spend eternity with. I know it's not such a random thing these days, but back in the 1999 AOL dial-up days it was a bit out of the ordinary. I think my parents flipped when they found out I was moving across the country to hang out with a guy I met 2 months prior. Anyway, our love story is a whole post of its own. I'll have to write it someday. Or heck, just go watch You've Got Mail and take out the part of the plot where they are trying to put each other's bookstores out of business.

2. I was a cheerleader in high school. My husband HATES that I carry that baggage with me. I can't convince him that cheerleaders at my high school were chaste, sober, and smart. Anyway, I like totally don't regret it and cheer camp was, like, oh my gosh, so much fun!

What about, what about, what about our color shout?
Orange, orange, orange, orange!
A blue, blue, blue, blue, blue, blue, blue.
Yay! Go Warriors!

But seriously, we were not stereotypical cheerleaders. I still managed to maintain dork status in high school.

3. My baby highway is a baby expressway these days. My total labor and delivery for my fifth child was about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Totally unexpected. Jason was born in the emergency room. Don't want to do that again. Rachel came a little slower, thanks to her sunny side up position. We'll have to see if we can compete with Domino's Pizza and deliver #7 in 30 minutes or less. (No, I'm not pregnant, yet...)

4. I grew up in Southern California and went to the same elementary school as the boy from the TV show Alf. I was in sixth grade when he was in fourth grade. I have an 8X10 autographed headshot of him somewhere in my parents attic. I'm sure I can eBay it someday so I can pay a mortgage payment. I also went to high school with Cherie Johnson from Punky Brewster. I had the opportunity to interview her in freshman English class. I remember being so nervous to be talking to Punky Brewster's sidekick.

5. As far as I know, I am 99.9% German. I'll bet there is some Frenchy thrown in the mix somewhere, but no one wanted to record the foreigner. My ancestors on both my mother and father's sides immigrated from Germany to Western, NY in the late 1800s. But don't worry, my parents are NOT related.

6. I LOVE wasabi and pickled ginger. I love supermarket sushi (cucumber and California rolls). But I buy it mostly for the wasabi and pickled ginger. Could there be a more perfect combination of organic matter? First of all they're a perfect combination of pink and green. I love those colors together. Secondly, one is wet and slimy while the other is dry and pasty. I love to spread the wasabi on the surface of each sushi slice and top it with a piece of pickled ginger. Then I take a bite and experience the ultimate combination of sweet, sour, and spicy. At first it is delightful, and after a moment it becomes an extra delightful sensation when the nose starts burning and the green horseradish performs its duty to clear the sinuses. Mmmmm! Japanese are awesome!

So here is the part I hate - tagging others. If you want to tell us 6 random things about yourself, please do. Randomness can be so much fun! Go for it...


  1. That was an intense wasabi experience, my nose is starting to run from reading it.

  2. How is it that you can have writer's block and still make me laugh! I must have slept through one too many English classes.